Human Resource Management (HRM) is the function within an organization that focuses on recruitment of, management of, and providing direction for the people who work in the organization. It is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as:
- Performance management
- Organization development
- Employee motivation
Human Resource Certification
It is the symbol of professional achievement. Beyond experience and education, the PHR or SPHR designation signifies that you have mastered the HR body of knowledge.
Certification exams are offered at two levels:
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR) which consists of HR generalist information at the operational/technical level.
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) which addresses HR generalist information at the strategic and policy level
- Participate as a contributing partner in the organization`s strategic planning process.
- Develop and manage the HR budget in a manner consistent with the organization`s strategic goals, objectives, and values.
- Conduct job analyses to create job descriptions and identify job competencies then document essential job functions for positions.
- Develop/select and implement employee training programs.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate compensation policies/programs and pay structures.
- Develop /implement employee relations programs & assess organizational climate.
- Identify the organization`s safety program needs.
- Administer internal and external privacy policies.
- Participate in strategic decision-making and due diligence activities related to organizational structure and design (for example, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions [M&A], off shoring, divestitures).
- Analyze labor market for trends that impact the ability to meet workforce requirements.
- Conduct a needs assessment to identify and establish priorities regarding human resource development activities.
- Develop/select, implement, and evaluate programs to meet the unique needs of employees.
- Develop/select, implement/administer, and evaluate executive compensation programs (for example, stock purchase, stock options, incentive, bonus, supplemental retirement plans).
- Participate in collective bargaining activities, including contract negotiation and administration.
- Develop/select and implement/administer occupational injury and illness prevention, safety incentives, and training programs.